Week 2: Vienna, Salzburg & Prague

Dear Father and Mother,

We’ve had a swell couple days here on NCSY Euro Ice. On Monday we went to the Schonnbrunn palace in Austria. The palace was magnificent and the gardens behind the palace were incredible. After the gardens, the palace, and a few scrumptious meals, we headed to the Austrian symphony. We witnessed an amazing show including some of the classics from Mozart and Bach. Tuesday was a fast day, so Rabbi Lashak graciously gifted us with a chill day. We headed to the Seegrotte tunnels, where we took a boat ride through the tunnel and witnessed where the original Three Musketeers was filmed. We then headed to Salzburg, where the famous film “The Sound of Music” was shot. We walked around and toured the beautiful city. The following day we went to a mountain in Salzburg and tobogganed down the high slopes. In addition to the adventurous thrills, we had a beautiful view of Salzburg and the various towns located near it. Thursday we left Salzburg and headed to the Czech Republic. We went rafting down a river with beautiful views of the country. Afterwards we headed to Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Shortly after dinner, Rabbi Lashak explained to us the story of the Golem. He explained to us what was true about the legend and what was not. Afterwards we walked to our hotel and went to sleep after a tiring day.

Hillel Stadlan